The Talent’s Voice

2003, 2023

The Talent’s Voice: Forging Into the Unknown

By |March 20th, 2023|

About a year ago, I realized two decades of medical practice had passed in the blink of an eye. From medical college at Pennsylvania to residency in general surgery at St. John Hospital and Medical Center to my practice as a general surgeon, I was proud of those years, but I found myself asking, “What’s […]

1502, 2023

The Talent’s Voice: Anything But Temporary

By |February 15th, 2023|

I became an independent security consultant in 2009, not long after the stock market hit its Great Recession low in March of that year. For the first time in my life, there was a not-so-slight chance that the financial system and the world we knew were going to collapse. On top of that, I worked […]

1411, 2022

Proud to Be a Consultant

By |November 14th, 2022|

I am a principal consultant specializing in HCM, HRMS and HRIS. Several years ago, I was approached by a consultant firm specializing in accounting and IT. While I had been a staff employee at that point in my career, I was no stranger to the concept of consulting. In fact, I had been a consultant […]

1909, 2022

It’s Not a Gap

By |September 19th, 2022|

I paused my career as a network engineer in order to prioritize my family and relocate to a different country. Planning to be out of the workforce for only a few years, I continued my professional development so I could return to the corporate world when I was ready. When that time came 10 years […]

1807, 2022

The Talent’s Voice: Coaching Your Temp

By |July 18th, 2022|

When my life aspirations were derailed by Covid, a staffing firm helped me bring my new plans to life. Here’s my story.

I was captain of my high school football team in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, and had hoped to be recruited to play in college. But Covid sacked my senior season, and college opportunities […]

2003, 2022

The Talent’s Voice: The Driver’s Seat

By |March 20th, 2022|

I wouldn’t be where I am today without temporary gig work. In fact, being a gig worker is what piqued my initial interest in Wonolo, an online job marketplace. At first, I used the platform to find temporary gigs. Now, as a customer success associate at Wonolo, I work with companies using the platform to […]

1402, 2022

The Talent’s Voice: Personalized Care

By |February 14th, 2022|

I am a registered nurse working in labor and delivery through a travel nurse staffing provider. The thing I love most about the labor and delivery unit is that I can focus all my attention and support on one patient and can truly offer personalized care to that patient and make a difference for them.

That […]

1910, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Leap of Faith

By |October 19th, 2021|

This pandemic has changed everyone’s lives in so many ways. 2020 was when we learned that flexibility and perseverance was the only way we were going to survive, and my life is a testament to that.

For three years I worked at my aunt’s insurance agency, enjoying decent pay for once in my life. I had […]

1705, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Every Step of the Way

By |May 17th, 2021|

I finally landed my dream job, but it’s been a journey that that includes a college career cut short, a pandemic-related furlough, continued commitment to personal and professional growth, patient persistence — and a helpful recruiter and staffing firm.

Last year, I had a corporate job working as an executive assistant for a hotel in New […]

2303, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Improve Your Rep

By |March 23rd, 2021|

As SIA President Barry Asin says, “The highest service we can perform is finding a job for a person in need,” drawing on the words of Moses Maimonides, a Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages. And that’s what this industry does. Through our work, the SIA editorial team sees the value the industry provides, that […]